This Friday morning I am scheduled for my every 8 week Remicade treatment. Remicade aka infliximab is a immune modulator that is used to treat Crohn’s and Ulceratice colitis as well as many other types of auto-immune diseases. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody for TNF alpha made from mouse protein. TNF alpha is part of the body’s immune response system that causes inflammation. So,… Read More »Ready for Remicade?
Everyone I have talked to about Prednisone pretty much say the same thing, “I hate it” so why do we suffer and take it, well for one reason is to feel better and not be chained to a toilet for most of the day. That is the reason I take it anyways. The first time I was prescribed Prednisone was on initial diagnosis in 2007… Read More »Side Effects of Prednisone
Back in 2007 I was in the middle of roller coaster rides of flare ups followed by brief periods where things were going ok. I had recently been diagnosed with osteoperosis – softening of the bones. Osteoperosis is associated with ulcerative colitis among other things probably due to mal-absorption of minerals along with treatment with steroids. The Dr. advised me that he wasn’t going to… Read More »6-MP? Not for me…
Hey guys, I am still doing good on the diet although I am a little bit put out today as everyone is prepping themselves on Easter egg gorging and eating a big roast with roast pototoes and thick gravy and lamb on Sunday! But I am going to make rasberry pie and eat lamb and carrots…not so bad I suppose. At least it stays in my… Read More »Alternative Medicines (for people willing to try)
okay, today is March 8, 2010 and I have now added another drug to my list of medications I’ve taken, as well as another drug they’ll be giving me in the coming months. I thought I would type out a list of all my drugs to better give an idea of what some people might expect to be on at some point. Mesalamine or Asacol/Pentasa/Lialda: … Read More »My Drugs